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This list of Ramsar sites in Wales includes wetlands that are considered to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. Wales currently has 10 sites designated as "Wetlands of International Importance" with a surface area of 52,036 hectares (520.36 km2). For a full list of all Ramsar sites worldwide, see List of Ramsar wetlands of international importance.

List of Ramsar Sites

Name Location Area (km2) Designated Description Image
Burry Inlet Carmarthenshire
51°39′N 4°11′W / 51.650°N 4.183°W / 51.650; -4.183 (Burry Inlet)
66.72 14 July 1992 Largest continuous area of saltmarsh in Wales. Burry Holms.jpg
Cors Caron Ceredigion
52°16′N 3°55′W / 52.267°N 3.917°W / 52.267; -3.917 (Cors Caron)
8.74 28 September 1992 A raised bog, the Cors Caron provides habitat for the European otter as well as a variety of wild fowl and the endangered red kite. Afon Teifi a Cors Caron, Ceredigion.jpg
Cors Fochno and Dyfi Ceredigion
52°32′N 4°0′W / 52.533°N 4.000°W / 52.533; -4.000 (Cors Fochno and Dyfi)
25.08 5 January 1976 The Cors Fochno is a raised peat bog. Dyfi is an estuary and salt marsh which includes sandbanks, mudflats and a large sand dune complex. Cors Fochno Aberleri Nature Reserve.jpg
Corsydd Môn a Llyn
(Anglesey & Llyn Fens)

53°19′N 4°18′W / 53.317°N 4.300°W / 53.317; -4.300 (Corsydd Môn a Llyn)
6.26 2 February 1998
Crymlyn Bog Swansea
51°38′N 3°53′W / 51.633°N 3.883°W / 51.633; -3.883 (Crymlyn Bog)
2.68 8 June 1993 Important refuge for the bittern, water rail, sedge and reed warblers, bearded tit and grey heron.
The Dee Estuary Flintshire and the
Wirral Peninsula
53°18′8″N 3°12′56″W / 53.30222°N 3.21556°W / 53.30222; -3.21556 (The Dee Estuary)
143.02 17 July 1985 Includes natural fisheries of salmon and trout as well as other sea-fisheries and shell-fisheries. Dee estuary2.jpg
Llyn Idwal Gwynedd
53°7′N 4°1′W / 53.117°N 4.017°W / 53.117; -4.017 (Llyn Idwal)
0.14 7 November 1991 A small lake that lies within Cwm Idwal in the Glyderau mountains of Snowdonia. Llyn Idwal08.jpg
Llyn Tegid Gwynedd
52°53′N 3°37′W / 52.883°N 3.617°W / 52.883; -3.617 (Llyn Tegid)
4.82 7 November 1991 Largest natural body of water in Wales, the lake contains the endemic gwyniad, now listed as critically endangered as well as the very rare mollusc Myxas glutinosa. Bala Lake.jpg
Midland Meres and Mosses (Phase 2)
52°55′N 2°46′W / 52.917°N 2.767°W / 52.917; -2.767 (Midland Meres and Mosses)
15.88 2 February 1997
Severn Estuary Gloucestershire
51°36′N 2°40′W / 51.600°N 2.667°W / 51.600; -2.667 (Severn Estuary)
247.01 5 January 1976 An estuary with important intertidal wildlife habitats including mudflats, sandflats, rocky platforms and islands. Severn Estuary.jpg
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